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John Phillips
TE #89
Height:
6-5
Weight:
251
College:
Virginia
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 66 34 248 7.3 3.8 23 2 1 0 10 0
2014 SD 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 15 4 30 7.5 2 13 0 0 0 1 0
2012 DAL 16 8 55 6.9 3.4 19 1 0 0 3 0
2011 DAL 16 15 101 6.7 6.3 12T 1 0 0 4 0
2009 DAL 16 7 62 8.9 3.9 23 0 1 0 2 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 66 3 46 15.3 20 0 1 0 0 0
2014 SD 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DAL 16 1 20 20 20 0 1 0 0 0
2011 DAL 16 2 26 13 16 0 0 0 0 0
2009 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 66 20 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SD 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 15 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DAL 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 16 10 9 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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PRO: John Phillips was building off a productive rookie season and looking to push Martellus Bennett for the second tight end position coming into the 2010 season, but a torn ACL suffered in the first preseason game ended his season before it began. Phillips spent the entire 2010 season rehabbing and returned in 2011 fully healthy. He played in all 16 games and finished the year with 15 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown while also seeing time as a blocking tight end. The Cowboys used their second selection in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft on Phillips, and he will continue to develop behind one of the NFL’s best tight ends in Jason Witten under the tutelage of his former college coach, and current Cowboys tight ends coach, John Garrett. 

PRO: John Phillips was building off a productive rookie season and looking to push Martellus Bennett for the second tight end position coming into the 2010 season, but a torn ACL suffered in the first preseason game ended his season before it began. Phillips spent the entire 2010 season rehabbing and returned in 2011 fully healthy. He played in all 16 games and finished the year with 15 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown while also seeing time as a blocking tight end. The Cowboys used their second selection in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft on Phillips, and he will continue to develop behind one of the NFL’s best tight ends in Jason Witten under the tutelage of his former college coach, and current Cowboys tight ends coach, John Garrett.

 

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

8/31/10: Placed on Reserve/Injured with a knee injury.

4/26/09: Drafted in the sixth round (208th overall) by Dallas.

 

2011:

• After spending the 2010 season on Reserve/Injured (ACL), returned in 2011 to play in 16 games with seven starts (mainly at fullback) and catch 15 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.

• Returned to the playing field in the season opener at the N.Y. Jets (9/11) and started at fullback. Caught two passes for 19 yards and returned the opening kickoff 16 yards. Added two special teams tackles.

• Had one catch for eight yards and a special teams tackle in the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18).

• Had three catches for eight yards and a special teams tackle against Detroit (10/2) before catching one pass for seven yards, making a special teams tackle and forcing a fumble recovered by Gerald Sensabaugh on kickoff coverage at New England (10/16).

• Led the team with a career-high three special teams tackles against St. Louis (10/23).

• Caught a single-game career-best four passes for 22 yards at Arizona (12/4).

• Had one catch for 12 yards for a touchdown - his first career regular season touchdown - against the N.Y. Giants (12/11).

• Had his second kickoff return of the year, taking it 10 yards against Philadelphia (12/24).

 

2010:

• Missed the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL in his right knee after suffering the injury during the first preseason game against Cincinnati in Canton, Ohio (8/8).

• Totaled four catches for 60 yards in his only action of the year - the Hall of Fame Game against Cincinnati.

 

2009:

• As a rookie, played in 16 games with four starts to record seven catches for 62 yards.

• Made his NFL debut at Tampa Bay (9/13) where he played on special teams.

• Recorded his first career reception for no gain against Seattle (11/1).

• At Philadelphia (11/8) made his first NFL start as the team opened the game with three tight ends.

• Started as the second tight end at previously undefeated New Orleans (12/19) in place of Bennett (concussion) and finished with career-highs in catches (three) and yards (40) with a long reception of 23 yards.

• Recorded his first career special teams tackle at Washington (12/27).

• Had two catches for 14 yards against Philadelphia (1/3/10).

• Started his first-ever playoff game as the team opened with three tight ends and had one catch for a one-yard touchdown - the first score of his career - in the Wildcard Playoff Game against Philadelphia (1/9/10).

 

COLLEGE:

• Finished his collegiate career at Virginia with 69 receptions for 670 yards and five touchdowns.

• Posted the second-best performance by a Cavaliers tight end in school history with 48 receptions for 385 yards and two touchdowns during his senior season as he started all 12 games and was a team captain.

• Earned first team All-ACC honors.

• Made eight starts in 13 games as a junior to finish fifth on the team with 17 receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns, figures that were more than his career totals coming into the season.

• Appeared in 12 games and started three as a sophomore, making two catches for 65 yards.

• Appeared in every game as a freshman with three starts to record two receptions for 27 yards and one touchdown on the year.

 

PERSONAL:

• Talented two-way player at tight end and defensive end at Bath County High School in Hot Springs, Va.

• First-team all-state tight end as a senior when he caught 40 passes for 714 yards and five touchdowns.

• Roanoke Times All-Timesland tight end and region Defensive Player of the Year.

• First-team all-state at tight end and second-team as a defensive end as a junior, catching 25 passes for 495 yards and six touchdowns in just 10 games.

• Also a standout in basketball and baseball where he was three-time all-district honoree in both sports.

• All-state in baseball as a senior.

• Earned his sociology degree from Virginia.

 

COMMUNITY:

• 2009 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club.

• 2010 Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.

• 2011 Super Bowl XLV Youth Football Clinic at the NFL Experience.

• 2011 Cowboys Tight Ends held build Kaboom Playground with UnitedHealthcare at Williams Prep Academy.

• 2012 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.

• 2012 Commissions for Charity Day at local Hedge Fund Company benefitting Children’s Charities Worldwide.

• 2012 Reliant Home Run Derby benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.

• Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.

• Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

• Annual Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefitting Happy Hill Farm.

• Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

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